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One of Sarasota County’s greatest community assets are our coastal beaches and public bathing areas. This website is a resource to help you get up-to-date information on beach water quality.

The Florida Healthy Beaches program, which is administered by the Florida Department of Health and its county health departments, protects beach goers from conditions unsuitable for swimming by sampling beach water and providing accurate and up-to-date explanations of the results.
To view the most recent beach water test results, click here.


 Our Mission


​The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota, formerly known as Sarasota County Health Department) endeavors to protect and promote the health and well-being of all residents in Sarasota County through integrated state, county and community efforts.

These efforts are focused on:

  • Identification of potential health risks;
  • Education and regulation of environmental issues;
  • Promoting a safe and healthy coastal environment through management, monitoring, outreach and increased public awareness of environmental health issues impacting our coastal communities.


Beach Status Update



"No Swim" Advisories




Beach water samples taken on 6/21/17 were found to have elevated levels of enterococcus. A "No Swim" advisory has been issued. The advisory will remain in place until sample results are within acceptable limits.


Beaches NOT under a "No Swim" advisory:

  • Longboat Key
  • Ringling Causeway (Bird Key Park)
  • North Lido
  • Lido Casino
  • South Lido 
  • Siesta Beach
  • Turtle Beach
  • Nokomis Beach
  • North Jetty
  • Venice Beach
  • Brohard Park
  • Caspersen Beach
  • Manasota Key
  • Blind Pass Beach


Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacteria.
•  Vibrio vulnificus bacteria is commonly found in warm, brackish and salt water, and in shellfish during the summer months.
Vibrio vulnificus is not a “flesh-eating bacteria.” There is no such medical term or marine organism.
 Click here for more information.

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Sarasota Office:
Office of Environmental Health Services
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Venice Office:
Office of Environmental Health Services
4000 S. Tamiami Trail S., Room 121
Venice, FL 34293
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is intended to provide general public health guidance and is not a substitute for seeking medical advice from a health care provider. Water quality reports on this site are based on weekly water samples and represent the most up-to-date information available to local public health officials.